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20 Videogame Movie Adaptations That Are Worse Than Super Mario Bros.
4 years ago

20 Videogame Movie Adaptations That Are Worse Than Super Mario Bros.

In late 2012, I forced myself to watch every videogame movie adaptation ever released theatrically in the US – all thirty-two of them – at a rate of one per …
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5 Reasons You Should Be Playing Anarchy Reigns
4 years ago

5 Reasons You Should Be Playing Anarchy Reigns

Anarchy Reigns is the best game you’re not playing. After a long wait thanks to publisher Sega’s unwillingness to bring the game over from Japan to the US, Anarchy Reigns
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A Critical Hit’s Game Of The Year 2012
4 years ago

A Critical Hit’s Game Of The Year 2012

Yes, we realize you’ve already seen almost everyone’s Game Of The Year, but be kind to us; it’s our birthday.

January 1st not only marks the beginning of a brand …
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Why Do So Many Reviews Read Like Opinions?
4 years ago

Why Do So Many Reviews Read Like Opinions?

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It’s become a recent trend in the age of Metacritic for gamers to question critics’ reviews. Why do so many reviews read like opinions, shouldn’t they be more objective? When …
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Consoles That Don't Play Used Games, And How You Could Benefit

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There’s been a lot of discussion lately about rumors that the next Xbox and PlayStation will both have some sort of system in place that keeps them from playing used games. Unsurprisingly, gamers have reacted mostly negatively to the idea of having the new-or-used choice removed from them. But I’d like to play devil’s advocate for a moment, and ask: could gamers potentially benefit from consoles that don’t play used games? Read More

Brink’s Agents Of Change: Too Little, Too Late?

Like Bizarre Creation’s Blur, Brink is a fun yet flawed multiplayer game that was released with major online connection problems, instantly crippling its chances of success.

But where the …
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Wii U & Nintendo’s Brand Confusion

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When the Wii came out in 2006, the style guide for the brand made the declaration that it should be called “simply Wii, not Nintendo Wii,” making it the first Nintendo console to not include “Nintendo” in the name.

Most companies would kill for the sort of name recognition, and yet for reasons unknown they wanted to slightly distance their name from the Wii. Today the Wii is a successful brand in its own right, but one that everyone assumed Nintendo would move on from with their next console, as they’ve done with every previous one. Instead, it appears that perhaps they’re following Sony and Microsoft’s lead, and creating a “sequel” console rather than a new “Nintendo.”

Unfortunately, this is already leading to brand confusion, with many people understandably believing the Wii U to be just another Wii peripheral. Even a usually knowledgeable source like CNET initially reported today: “At E3 2011, Nintendo unveils its new iPad-like game controller called the Wii U, due out in 2012.” Read More

102,247,681,536,000,000 Unique Character Variations, And Not One Woman
6 years ago

102,247,681,536,000,000 Unique Character Variations, And Not One Woman

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Yesterday, Bethesda Blog posted some impressive numbers to let people know just how deep the character customization will be when Brink comes out this Tuesday. 102,247,681,536,000,000 unique character variations, or …
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